penis

noun pe·nis \ ˈpē-nəs \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

Definition of penis

plural penises also penes play \ˈpē-(ˌ)nēz\
:a male erectile organ of copulation by which urine and semen are discharged from the body and that develops from the same embryonic mass of tissue as the clitoris

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Origin and Etymology of penis

Latin, penis, tail; akin to Old High German faselt penis, Greek peos


PENIS Defined for English Language Learners

penis

noun

Definition of penis for English Language Learners

  • : the part of the body of men and male animals that is used for sex and through which urine leaves the body


PENIS Defined for Kids

penis

noun pe·nis \ ˈpē-nəs \

Definition of penis for Students

plural penises also penes \-ˌnēz\
:a male organ in mammals through which urine and sperm leave the body

Medical Dictionary

penis

noun pe·nis \ ˈpē-nəs \

medical Definition of penis

plural penes play \ˈpē-(ˌ)nēz\ or penises
:the male erectile copulatory organ of a higher vertebrate animal developing from the genital tubercle that in mammals including humans usually functions as the channel by which urine and semen are discharged from the body and is typically a cylindrical organ that is suspended from the pubic arch, contains a pair of large lateral corpora cavernosa and a smaller ventromedial corpus cavernosum containing the urethra, and has a terminal glans enclosing the ends of the corpora cavernosa, covered by mucous membrane, and sheathed by a foreskin continuous with the skin covering the body of the organ

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